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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28726491/interview-with-thomas-powles-the-use-of-durvalumab-in-urothelial-cancer-the-latest-strides-in-immuno-oncology
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Thomas Powles
Thomas Powles speaks to Sebastian Dennis-Beron, Commissioning Editor: Dr. Thomas Powles is a clinical professor of genitourinary oncology and the lead for solid tumor research at Barts Cancer Institute in London. His main research interests are in genital and urinary cancers, in which he leads a spectrum of clinical studies from Phase I to randomized Phase III investigating novel targeted and immune therapies. His research also focuses on correlation of novel biomarkers and aims to define markers with prognostic value that may predict response or resistance to therapy...
July 20, 2017: Future Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718190/-prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-myopia-in-children-and-adolescents-in-germany-results-of-the-kiggs-survey
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Alexander K Schuster, Heike M Elflein, Roman Pokora, Michael S Urschitz
Purpose To determine the population prevalence and risk factors of myopia in children and adolescents in Germany. Methods The prevalence of myopia in Germany was computed using data from the 2003-2006 German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (N=17 640, 49% girls). Status of myopia was derived from parental questionnaire responses for myopia and the use of spectacles. Potential risk factors were identified using directed acyclic graphs and evaluated using multivariable logistic regression analysis...
July 2017: Klinische Pädiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710698/health-social-and-economic-outcomes-experienced-by-families-as-a-result-of-receiving-assistance-from-a-community-based-diaper-bank
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Kelley E C Massengale, Jennifer Toller Erausquin, Michelle Old
Objectives This paper aims to describe low-income recipients of a community-based diaper bank and the multiple daily challenges they face. Our paper seeks to document the health, social, and financial outcomes recipients experienced after receiving assistance. Methods We surveyed families (n = 150) about their experiences receiving diapers from a diaper bank in the southeastern United States. Additionally, we conducted short, focused interviews with families (n = 15) about outcomes after receiving diapers...
July 14, 2017: Maternal and Child Health Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710209/does-a-one-day-workshop-improve-clinical-faculty-s-comfort-and-behaviour-in-practising-and-teaching-evidence-based-medicine-a-canadian-mixed-methods-study
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David Allen, Jacques Abourbih, Marion Maar, Lisa Boesch, James Goertzen, Catherine Cervin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of a 1-day evidence-based medicine (EBM) workshop on physician attitudes and behaviours around teaching and practicing EBM. DESIGN: A mixed methods study using a before/after cohort. SETTING: A medical school delivering continuing professional development to 1250 clinical faculty over a large geographic area in Canada. PARTICIPANTS: 105 physician clinical faculty members...
July 13, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707631/-in-our-own-words-defining-medical-professionalism-from-a-latin-american-perspective
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Klaus Puschel, Paula Repetto, Margarita Bernales, Jorge Barros, Ivan Perez, Linda Snell
BACKGROUND: Latin America has experienced a tremendous growth in a number of medical schools, and there are concerns about their quality of training in critical areas such as professionalism. Medical professionalism is a cultural construct. The aim of the study was to compare published definitions of medical professionalism from Latin American and non-Latin American regions and to design an original and culturally sound definition. METHODS: A mixed methods approach was used with three phases...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707630/how-innovative-and-conventional-curricula-prepare-medical-students-for-practice-in-sub-saharan-africa-a-comparative-study-from-mozambique
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Janneke M Frambach, Beatriz A F Manuel, Afonso M T Fumo, Bernard Groosjohan, Cees P M Van Der Vleuten, Erik W Driessen
BACKGROUND: Medical education in Sub-Saharan Africa is in need of reform to promote the number and quality of physicians trained. Curriculum change and innovation in this region, however, face a challenging context that may affect curriculum outcomes. Research on outcomes of curriculum innovation in Sub-Saharan Africa is scarce. We investigated curriculum outcomes in a Sub-Saharan African context by comparing students' perceived preparedness for practice within three curricula in Mozambique: a conventional curriculum and two innovative curricula...
January 2017: Education for Health: Change in Training & Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705913/interpretation-modalities-used-on-family-centered-rounds-perspectives-of-spanish-speaking-families
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Ashley Anttila, David I Rappaport, Johan Tijerino, Nusrat Zaman, Iman Sharif
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Limited-English-proficient (LEP) patients and families are at risk for worse hospital outcomes due to impaired communication. Family-centered rounds (FCR) have become the preferred format for information sharing among providers and families at pediatric institutions. However, there are limited data on FCR among LEP families, particularly regarding interpretation type. We sought to examine the relationships between interpretation type and FCR satisfaction and efficacy among Spanish-speaking families, the fastest growing LEP population in pediatric hospitals...
July 13, 2017: Hospital Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704203/nurturing-virtues-of-the-medical-profession-does-it-enhance-medical-students-empathy
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Marcelo Schweller, Diego Lima Ribeiro, Eloisa Valer Celeri, Marco Antonio de Carvalho-Filho
Objectives: To examine if the empathy levels of first-year medical students are amenable to didactic interventions idealized to promote values inherent to medical professional identity. Methods: This is a pretest-posttest study designed to assess the empathy levels of first-year medical students (n=166) comprising two consecutive classes of a Brazilian medical school, performed before and after a didactic intervention. Students attended a course based on values and virtues related to medical professional identity once a week over four months...
July 11, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699416/interview-with-david-tauben-university-of-washington-chief-of-the-division-of-pain-medicine
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David Tauben
Dr Tauben is Clinical Professor jointly appointed in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, and is the Hughes M & Katherine G Blake Endowed Professor, board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pain Medicine. He is also University of Washington (UW) Director of Medical Student and Resident Education in Pain Medicine, and Medical Director of UW TelePain, a tele-video-conferencing program intended to provide innovative pain education and consultative support to a five-state northwest regional primary care providers...
July 12, 2017: Pain Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694348/parental-knowledge-attitudes-and-beliefs-on-fever-a-cross-sectional-study-in-ireland
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Maria Kelly, Laura J Sahm, Frances Shiely, Ronan O'Sullivan, Eefje G de Bont, Aoife Mc Gillicuddy, Roisin Herlihy, Darren Dahly, Suzanne McCarthy
OBJECTIVES: Fever is a common symptom of mostly benign illness in young children, yet concerning for parents. The aim of this study was to describe parental knowledge, attitudes and beliefs regarding fever in children aged ≤5 years of age. DESIGN: A cross-sectional study using a previously validated questionnaire. Results were analysed using descriptive statistics and multivariable logistic regression. SETTING: Purposively selected primary schools (n=8) in Cork, Ireland, using a paper-based questionnaire...
July 9, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692425/perceptions-of-medical-graduates-and-their-workplace-supervisors-towards-a-medical-school-clinical-audit-program
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Stephanie Davis, Ilse O'Ferrall, Samuel Hoare, Bulsara Caroline, Donna B Mak
Objectives: This study explores how medical graduates and their workplace supervisors perceive the value of a structured clinical audit program (CAP) undertaken during medical school. Methods: Medical students at the University of Notre Dame Fremantle complete a structured clinical audit program in their final year of medical school.  Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 12 Notre Dame graduates (who had all completed the CAP), and seven workplace supervisors (quality and safety staff and clinical supervisors)...
July 7, 2017: International Journal of Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28682718/the-ventricular-assist-device-in-the-life-of-the-child-a-phenomenological-pediatric-study
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Michael A van Manen
What is it like for a child to live with an artificial heart? The use of some medical therapies in children requires developmental considerations, is associated with psychosocial consequences, and calls for ethical sensitivities. A critical case is the ventricular assist device (VAD), a mechanical pump used to support the functioning of a failing heart. As a pediatric therapy, the device can be used as a temporary solution for poor heart function, a bridge to transplantation or recovery, or as a destination therapy...
May 2017: Qualitative Health Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681649/first-experience-with-multiple-mini-interview-for-medical-school-admission-in-brazil-does-it-work-in-a-different-cultural-scenario
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Durval Anibal Daniel-Filho, Elda Maria Stafuzza Gonçalves Pires, Angela Tavares Paes, Eduardo Juan Troster, Simone Cristina Azevedo B S Silva, Mariana Fachini Granato, Thomaz Bittencourt Couto, Joyce Kelly Silva Barreto, Alexandre Holthausen Campos, Julio C Martins Monte, Claudio Schvartsman
PURPOSE: Evaluation of non-cognitive skills never has been used in Brazil. This study aims to evaluate Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI) in the admission process of a School of Medicine in São Paulo, Brazil. METHODS: The population of the study comprised 240 applicants summoned for the interviews, and 96 raters. MMI contributed to 25% of the applicants' final grade. Eight scenarios were created with the aim of evaluating different non-cognitive skills, each one had two raters...
July 6, 2017: Medical Teacher
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678133/the-fourth-year-of-medical-school-time-for-reassessment-aoa-critical-issues
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Benjamin A Alman, James J Purtill, Vincent D Pellegrini, Peter Scoles
Most U.S. medical schools follow the 4-year model, consisting of 2 preclinical years, core clinical experience, and a fourth year intended to permit students to increase clinical competency, to explore specialty areas, and to transition to residency. Although the design and delivery of Years 1 through 3 have evolved to meet new challenges and expectations, the structure of Year 4 remains largely unchanged. For most students considering a career in orthopaedics, Year 4 is a series of elective rotations in which educational objectives become secondary to interviewing for residency programs...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678099/shifting-the-curve-fostering-academic-success-in-a-diverse-student-body
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Martha L Elks, Janice Herbert-Carter, Marjorie Smith, Brenda Klement, Brandi Brandon Knight, Ngozi F Anachebe
PROBLEM: Diversity in the health care workforce is key to achieving health equity. Although U.S. medical schools have worked to increase the matriculation and academic success of underrepresented minority (URM) students (African Americans, Latinos, others), they have had only limited success. Lower standardized test scores, including on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT), have been a barrier to matriculation for many URM applicants. Lower subsequent standardized exam scores, including on the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 1, also have been an impediment to students' progress, with mean scores for URM students lagging behind those for others...
July 3, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676036/tobacco-use-among-kyrgyzstan-medical-students-an-11-year-follow-up-cross-sectional-study
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Nurlan Brimkulov, Denis Vinnikov, Zhamilia Dzhilkiadarova, Aigerim Aralbaeva
BACKGROUND: Medical students are the first line active force to combat tobacco epidemic, but they may suffer from high smoking prevalence and wrong attitude themselves. The aim of the study was to assess the effect of current curriculum on smoking behavior of medical students in Kyrgyzstan. METHODS: 20% random sample of all 6 years of the School of Medicine in Kyrgyz State Medical Academy were interviewed in spring 2016. The questionnaire included sections on tobacco products consumption and knowledge and attitude to counseling...
July 4, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660354/working-with-the-hmong-population-in-a-genetics-setting-genetic-counselor-perspectives
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Aime Agather, Jennifer Rietzler, Catherine A Reiser, Elizabeth M Petty
The Hmong language lacks words for many familiar Western medical genetic concepts which may impact genetic counseling sessions with individuals of Hmong ancestry who have limited English proficiency. To study this interaction, a qualitative, semi-structured interview was designed to address genetic counselors' experiences of genetic counseling sessions working with individuals with Hmong ancestry. Genetic counselors in the three states with the largest population of Hmong individuals (California, Minnesota and Wisconsin) were invited via email to participate in a telephone interview...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Genetic Counseling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658021/a-free-market-approach-to-the-match-a-proposal-whose-time-has-not-yet-come
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Louise Arnold, Christine Sullivan, Felix A Okah
The authors respond to a proposal in this issue of Academic Medicine by Ray, Bishop, and Dow, who recommend adopting a free-market approach to the Match in which applicants and programs negotiate directly with each other to find and fill residency positions year-round. This Invited Commentary examines and responds to the reasons Ray and colleagues give for changing the Match and explores their proposal's implications and likelihood of success.The authors question Ray and colleagues' argument that assumptions underlying the National Resident Matching Program algorithm have been violated...
June 27, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657556/unmatched-u-s-allopathic-seniors-in-the-2015-main-residency-match-a-study-of-applicant-behavior-interview-selection-and-match-outcome
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Mei Liang, Laurie S Curtin, Mona M Signer, Maria C Savoia
PURPOSE: The application and interview behaviors of unmatched U.S. allopathic medical school senior students (U.S. seniors) participating in the 2015 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Main Residency Match were studied in conjunction with their United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 1 scores and ranking preferences to understand their effects on Match outcome. METHOD: USMLE Step 1 score and preferred specialty information were reviewed for U...
July 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651461/-actor-as-a-simulated-patient-in-medical-education-at-the-university-of-p%C3%A3-cs
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Ágnes Koppán, Katalin Eklicsné Lepenye, Renáta Halász, Judit Sebők, Eszter Szemán, Zsuzsanna Németh, Szilárd Rendeki
INTRODUCTION: Medical training in the 21st century faces simulation-based education as one of the challenges that efficiently contributes to clinical skills development while moderating the burden on the clinicians and patients alike. AIM: The University of Pécs, Medical School has launched a simulation program in the MediSkillsLab based on history taking with actors to improve patient interviewing communication skills. METHOD: This new program was inspired by experiences gathered in previous medical language teaching and integrates the method of the "Standardized Patient Program"...
July 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
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